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29.06.2020 - Danes may have brought coronavirus to Sweden, Iceland and Latvia.

TODAY'S BULLETS

  1. Danes have likely contributed to bringing coronavirus to Iceland, Latvia and Sweden, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen. They’ve been constructing a sort of coronavirus family tree, where you can see how the virus spreads among humans. It shows that the infection particularly came to Denmark from the skiing mecca Ischgl in Austria, but that Danes have likely also brought a mutated form of coronavirus to Latvia, Sweden and Iceland.

  2. From Thursday will it, as a general rule, once again be possible to visits patients at hospitals and clinics, as well as residents at nursing or retirement homes, as well as relief homes. If a local outbreak happens, can there be implemented restrictions once again. One of the initiatives taken to avoid an outbreak is that facial masks must be offered to visitors when visiting elderly.

  3. The Danish companies have started looking more brightly at the future. Numbers from Statistics Denmark show that the conjuncture barometer, which measures the mood among Danish companies, have increased from 50.1 in May, to 68.1 in June. The numbers are rising across all sectors and industries but are still at a low level.

  4. A majority in the Parliament wants to remove restrictions for the number of spectators at football matches from the next season, which is supposed to begin in the fall. But the government is sceptical and has rejected that it will be up to the clubs themselves to decide how many they can let in.

  5. Another resident has died after having been infected with corona at the nursing home Vendelbocentret i Sindal in Northern Jutland. 3 citizens have now died. However, there’s also positive news. 3 residents have recovered, and the same is the case for 17 employees, who have returned to work. And there haven’t been any cases of infection at other retirement- or nursing homes in the municipality. 15 employees and 11 residents are still in isolation after having tested positive.

Researchers believe that a mutation of coronavirus emerged in Denmark, and spread to Sweden, Iceland and Latvia.

POLITICS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • A majority in the Parliament wants to remove restrictions for the number of spectators at football matches from the next season, which is supposed to begin in the fall. But the government is sceptical and has rejected that it will be up to the clubs themselves to decide how many they can let in. The negotiations were therefore discontinued by the Minister of Culture, Joy Mogensen (S).

HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

  • 12.751 have tested positive, 76 more than yesterday.

  • 35 are hospitalised with corona-virus, 4 more than yesterday.

  • Of those 35 are 9 in intensive care, 2 fewer than yesterday.

  • Of those 9 are 4 in respirators, the same as yesterday.

  • 605 Corona-infected residents in Denmark have died, 1 more than yesterday.

  • 822.264 have been tested for corona-virus (+28.765) with 12.751 positives (1.55 % positives), a drop of 0.05 %-point from yesterday.

  • 11.612 are reported as healthy again, after having been diagnosed with coronavirus, 104 more than yesterday.

  • From Thursday will it, as a general rule, once again be possible to visits patients at hospitals and clinics, as well as residents at nursing or retirement homes, as well as relief homes. If a local outbreak happens, can there be implemented restrictions once again. One of the initiatives taken to avoid an outbreak is that facial masks must be offered to visitors when visiting elderly. "With our offensive test strategy, intensive tracking of infection, and the possibility of temporarily interfereing if an outbreak begins, we have the tools necessary to ensure that residents and patients in Denmark can now receive visits to a greater extent (than before)," says the Minister of Health and Elderly, Magnus Heunicke (S).

  • Another resident has died after having been infected with corona at the nursing home Vendelbocentret i Sindal in Northern Jutland. 3 citizens have now died. However, there’s also positive news. 3 residents have recovered, and the same is the case for 17 employees, who have returned to work. And there haven’t been any cases of infection at other retirement- or nursing homes in the municipality. 15 employees and 11 residents are still in isolation after having tested positive.

  • During the corona-crisis has patients spoken to their general practitioner 71.508 times through a video link, and the Danish Regions want to continue with treatments, check-ups, recovery training, medical visits and conversations with a psychiatrist online, rather than at a clinic, hospital or one’s own general practitioner. A new digitalization strategy is supposed to change our way of having contact with the health care system.

  • Another mink farm in Northern Jutland will have to euthanize their minks after coronavirus has been found in the animals. The minks have been measured twice since there were only a few cases at first. Since has the infection been spreading so more than half of the minks are now infected. This is the second time that a mink farm has had to euthanize their animals – previously was between 10.000 and 11.000 minks euthanized at another mink farm in Northern Jutland.

  • Siemens Gamesa in Aalborg is measuring the facial temperature of their employees. If an employee measures above 38 degrees, they will be measured again somewhere else at the factory. If it is again above 38 degrees will the employee be sent home with full pay. The director at the factory, Peter Birkegaard, believes that it is necessary with such methods in order to stop an infection from going around. Medics say that only half of the infected get a fever, and it is therefore still important to wash hands and keep distance.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Danes have likely contributed to bringing coronavirus to Iceland, Latvia and Sweden, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen. They’ve been constructing a sort of coronavirus family tree, where you can see how the virus spreads among humans. It shows that the infection particularly came to Denmark from the skiing mecca Ischgl in Austria, but that Danes have likely also brought a mutated form of coronavirus to Latvia, Sweden and Iceland. Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Matthias Christandl, part of the study, says: “We can see that the type of mutation, which is very widespread in Denmark, turns up in Iceland, Sweden and Latvia. So, it is very easy to believe that the mutation happened in Denmark, and then since spread.

  • The Danish companies have started looking more brightly at the future. Numbers from Statistics Denmark show that the conjuncture barometer, which measures the mood among Danish companies, have increased from 50.1 in May, to 68.1 in June. The numbers are rising across all sectors and industries but are still at a low level. “The expectations of the business life is reflecting that the domestic part of the economy is coming back at a solid pace, while the export industry is still facing a hard time with a global economy in a corona-depression,” says chief economist at Danish Construction (Dansk Byggeri), Bo Sandberg.

  • The service company ISS is firing 300 employees because of the corona-crisis, and will also leave the salary compensation scheme.

  • A satellite job-centre will open Tomorrow in Copenhagen Airport. The jobcentre has been made as a cooperation between Tårnby municipality, Copenhagen Airport, SAS and the workers’ unions. The hope is to help the many who are currently being fired finding out what their options are in terms of education and/or new jobs.



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